Suffering as a Christian

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God sometimes allows Christians to suffer, in order that they might learn the secret of obedience. The Psalmist said, “Before I was afflicted, I went astray; but now have I kept thy word” (Psalm 119:67). It was not until after great sorrow and much affliction that David learned obedience to God.

My dear Christian friend, if you are today suffering at the hand of God and you have asked a thousand times, “Why?” I beg of you to be patient and quiet before God, and listen to the still, small voice. Bow under His loving hand and recognize that above the clouds the sun is shining. God has a purpose and design for your life, and what is happening to you is for your good.

Why does God allow suffering?

Prayer for the day

The human in me says, “Why, Lord?” whenever I have to bear suffering—but the Spirit-filled me that was born again says, “I trust You, Father.”

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  1. adepeju robert james says:

    “For the suffering of this moment can not be compear with glory that God will reveal afterward” o lord Jesus Christ let my suffering bring glory to you at the end

  2. Joyce Paul says:

    God works in us to grow us into what He wants us to be. God’s Grace is far Greater than we could ever imagine! God Richly Bless U n Ur Ministries! Amen. Pray 4 us,we need Ur prayer! Thanks.

  3. Alice N. Kambo says:

    Amen! Trusting you to always be with me just like you have in the past Lord Jesus Christ.

  4. Judy Odom says:

    The sun shines EVERY DAY with God!

  5. Deondra Moore says:

    Prayer for me and my family. God knows exactly what we need. Please lift us up in prayer. God is Good

  6. Michael innocent says:

    Tank you Lord 4 this beautiful message

  7. Gerry says:

    One day we may know the answers to all of these soul-searching questions in life. Until then we must trust and obey.

  8. Joyce Paul says:

    The Christian life is a process in which we learn complete dependence on GOD. Thanks for Spiritual guidance, God Bless you! amen.

  9. Eria says:


    I find doing a genuine gratitude list helps with the dark moments. Plus reading, listening to positive content and hanging out with positive people..

  10. Ghada Michael says:

    I need prayers for guidance. My daughter is 18, struggling with depression and sadness. She can’t help it. She is praying also but she said, nothing works. Pray for wisdom so we can find the path that God has prepared for us. Please

    1. Sandi says:

      Ghana, I pray your daughter is no longer suffering with the depression and has found joy.